The growth of the comedy scene comes down to the work of a number of individuals in both Hanoi and Saigon. Here are a few of them.

For the third year running, in March and April Ho Chi Minh City will play host to the Magners International Comedy Festival. This year the extravaganza will be bigger and better than ever.

In early January, Heart of Darkness brewery sponsored the heats of the third annual Vietnam Amateur Comedy Competition. For the wider comedy scene, this year’s tournament marked a watershed. Words by Billy Gray and Nick Ross

A year when cables split, superstars cancelled concerts, dengue fever spread like wildfire, and the country got hit by not one but three tropical storms. It doesn’t make good reading, right?

Years of speculation over whether the fast food behemoth would ever enter Hanoi are now at an end

The Vietnamese film industry has experienced a Renaissance over the past few years. Em Chua 18 is the latest movie to woo the the crowds

Thousands flocked to My Dinh Stadium to get a piece of the artist called the world’s biggest DJ

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